Cosmos (ATOM) emerges as the biggest gainer among the top cryptocurrencies this May 20, brushing aside the fears about its association with Terra (LUNA), an algorithmic stablecoin project whose market valuation fell by 99% last week. Cosmos TVL down from $10M to $155K ATOM’s price increased by over 10% intraday to almost $12. The gains
On May 12, the total crypto market capitalization reached its lowest close in 10 months and the metric continues to test the $1.23 trillion support level. However, the following seven days were reasonably calm while Bitcoin (BTC) gained 3.4% and Ether (ETH) added a modest 1.5%. Presently, the aggregate crypto cap stands at $1.31 trillion.
The rise and fall of the Terra blockchain and family of related tokens is both one of the most convoluted and one of the most important stories happening in crypto right now. Assembled here is a plaintext explanation of what Terraform Labs built, why it got so big, why it imploded, what it means for
TerraUSD (UST) is an algorithmic stablecoin that is pegged at $1.00. But, on the evening of May 19, it was trading for $0.083. This isn’t supposed to happen, of course, but last week UST, along with its affiliated coin Terra (LUNA), performed a sort of death spiral that “wiped nearly $50 billion of investor wealth
In a bid to combat illegal activity and ‘regulatory arbitrage,’ a Swiss-based think tank has urged greater international cooperation on cryptocurrency regulation. On Monday, the Basel Institute of Governance and the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators released a paper calling for further coordinated action against unlawful crypto-markets. Among the proposed solutions are greater cooperation
Ether (ETH) price has been trying to establish an ascending channel since the May 12 market-wide crash that sent its price to $1,790. Currently, the altcoin’s support stands at $2,000, but the high correlation to traditional markets is causing traders to be highly skeptical s cryptocurrency market recovery. Ether/USD 4-hour price at Bitstamp. Source: TradingView
Technical analysis suggests that a recent uptrend in the price of Aave (AAVE) is showing signs of exhaustion based on early development of a classic bearish reversal pattern. Is AAVE headed to $70? Dubbed a “rising wedge,” the pattern surfaces when the price rises inside a range defined by two ascending, converging trendlines. As it
Pocket Network, a relay infrastructure middleware protocol, announced a service integration to improve the network bandwidth of NEAR blockchain while enabling faster deployment times for Web3 developers. According to Pocket Network, the latest integration with NEAR allows native developers to deploy their applications on other supported blockchains, including Ethereum, Solana, Fuse, Avalanche, Harmony and Polygon.
Over-the-counter, or OTC, trading refers to any trading that is not done via an automated exchange. What exactly is OTC trading? Who does it, and why? To learn more about what an OTC desk is and how these “under the radar” exchanges operate, Magazine spoke to a few insiders to get the scoop. The most
Its been a rough couple of weeks for the cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin (BTC) price is nowhere near the price estimates of most analysts, multiple stablecoins lost their peg and the demise of one of the top decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms sparked an event that resulted in $900 billion vanishing from the total crypto market capitalization. In
The Luna saga continues. In a Twitter thread, the team behind the failed algorithmic stablecoin UST and the token LUNA shared precisely how much Bitcoin and crypto assets they had disposed of. The Luna Foundation Guard (LFG) also shared a promise to “compensate remaining users of UST, smallest holders first,” with the remaining assets. In summary,
Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, the CEO of crypto exchange Binance, recently questioned the idea of hard forking the Terra blockchain as a means to revive the once-thriving LUNA and UST ecosystems. Following up on the same, CZ revealed his perspective on the appropriate course of action for falling projects across the crypto community. “This won’t work,”
Cardano (ADA) pared a big portion of the weekly losses incurred during this week’s crypto market rout. ADA’s price reached an intraday high of $0.60 on May 13, a day after rebounding from its week-to-date low of $0.38 — a 58% rally. The huge upside retracement appeared in the wake of similar price action in the
ApeCoin (APE) has undergone a sharp recovery after falling to its lowest level in two months. But its strong correlation with Bitcoin (BTC) and U.S. equities amid macro risks suggests more losses could be in store. APE rebounds after 80% losses in two weeks APE rebounded by nearly 45% to $7.30 on May 12. The
The crypto market experienced another day of pain on May 12 as the fallout from the Terra’s LUNA and UST failure continues to ripple across the ecosystem. While the coverage for UST and its impact on Bitcoin (BTC) have been extensively covered over the past few days, the pullback has also had a significant impact
Cryptocurrencies markets continue to suffer major losses following the depegging of Terra (LUNA) ecosystem’s stablecoin UST – causing discrepancies between stablecoin pegs and the value of Bitcoin (BTC). Stablecoin Tether (USDT) showed signs of stress as USDT/USD traded under $0.99 on major exchanges. Tether and Bitfinex CTO Paulo Ordoino took to Twitter to assure USDT